Beginning Implementation of GIS in the Elementary Grades
Track: Teaching and Research
Authors: Michael Ann Rearick, Andrea Dennistoun
We are pursuing many avenues to address the need for GIS education in elementary schools. We use Story Maps, ArcGIS Online, have an ESRI GeoMentor, celebrate GIS Day, and have partnered with the University of Redlands on a spatial thinking study that includes work with ArcGIS Online. Results are still pending, but students are showing increased enthusiasm for GIS, mapping, and geography.